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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

The Islamic Humanitarian Service (I.H.S.) was founded in 1984 with various goals in mind - however at the heart of it, our principle aim is best conveyed through our timeless motto:   

“To Serve the Lord and Mankind.”

Beginning our activities from our house in the early 1990s, we were initially focused on serving our faith community in the fields of internal and external Tabligh (education and teaching), basic humanitarian services and other areas of moral and spiritual support. 

In 1995, we took our activities to the second stage and expanded our humanitarian efforts locally and internationally and worked even harder to educate Muslims and introduce non-Muslim to the true teachings of the faith of Islam out of our rented space in downtown Kitchener. 

In 2001, we took a bold step, moving out of our two 100 sq. foot rented offices and purchased a 4,000 sq foot building in Kitchener for $285,000.00. Not only did our physical space increase dramatically, but our activities also increased many fold. By the blessings of Allah and through the generous contributions of our supporters, we managed to secure  donations and long term interest-free loans to pay off the building within 2 years - and did not pay a single dollar in interest - enabling us to give even more back to the community! 

With the pace of our activities locally, nationally and internationally gaining momentum, we have once again out-grown our present facilities and have embarked on an ambitious project to build the ONLY Shi’a owned and operated multi-function religious and community centre in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

With the purchase of 2.93 acres in a prime area of Kitchener, we are working as hard and fast as possible to establish the first Shi’a Masjid in this city, better Madressa facilities with proper classrooms for our children, community centre and all around venue for Shi’a of all ages and backgrounds to congregate and worship in, to learn and have fun in.

Some of our projects to date

1. Publication of a quarterly newsletter, Al-Haqq Newsletter, with a readership estimated at over 10,000 in almost 30 different countries.

2. Running a foodbank for needy people within the Greater Toronto Area for the past 13 years and also provide assistance to less fortunate people in other parts of Canada - in addition to our global support in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East and other regions around the world.

3. Have published or co-published over 40 books in English - all of which are available for sale in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East - some which are available for free download.

4. We have the Al-Husayni Madressa which has been imparting religious knowledge to Shi’a boys and girls of the Waterloo Region for the past 20+ years. 

Urgent Appeal

As of December 1st, 2010, we finalized the purchase of a land for which, Alhamdulillah (thanks be to God), we were able to secure funding through various means and from the bank, however they need to be paid back within 6 months. In order to re-pay our loans and begin pre-construction work, we urgently require your support.  Contribute to this noble project in one of the following ways:

1. General donations which will be used to pay off the land and begin pre-construction plans;

2. Khums contributions which we are authorized to collect for our works.

To donate to this noble cause, cheques can be sent to our head office or donated on-line at by way of VISA or MASTERCARD. Donations can also be processed via AMERICAN EXPRESS by calling our head office during normal business hours at 519-576-7111.

Please take part and give to this noble cause - 100% of your donation will go towards this project with no commission charges taken.

Please also take the time to inform your family and friends of this project.

To find out more about our services over the past 25 years, log onto our website at and follow the links for our various projects and sub-divisions.

If you require more information, please feel free to call our office or e-mail us.

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Download this file (IHS-FL.pdf)Urgent Appeal FlyerFlyer highlighting our URGENT APPEAL and our plan for our new multi-purpose centre.1907 Kb
Download this file (Introduction to the IHS-F.pdf)An Introduction to the IHS A brief introduction to the Islamic Humanitarian Service and our activities.538 Kb


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Dennis Wholley meets Imam Hassan Qazwini, leader of the Islamic Centre in Dearborn, Michigan, to discuss the fundamental beliefs of Islam, and remove any misconceptions the general public may have. Many  Non-muslims have the idea that the Islamic clerics and leaders are hostile and unapproachable, however Dennis Wholley shows that the Islamic leaders (Imams) are normal people like you and I, striving for a better future for upcoming generations.

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Drop-In Centre

The Islamic Humanitarian Service drop-in centre is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer a fully-stocked Islamic book store, Library and area for offering daily prayers - including the only centre in the KW Region which offers Salaatul Jumu'ah [Friday prayer service]. To book visits or if you require a speaker for your public school or event, please contact us. For off-time visitation to purchase books, browse through our library or other assistance, contact the Staff Secretary:

81 Hollinger Crescent
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada, N2K 2Y8
Tel: 519-576-7111
Fax: 519-576-8378

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